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    Hey all. I'm Den. Recently discovered my passion for bikes after a long hiatus due to the last bike I loved being stolen. Prior to that I was out riding every friday and saturday night thru town with mates just being a general pain in the ass lol. And every saturday and sunday we'd be out hitting the skate parks, trails or just cruising around town.

    I had a few different bikes back then. The 2 main ones were an old cheapy 24" MTB that I had fitted a 20" single speed rear wheel. Looked terrible but I loved it haha. The second was my free agent/diamondback BMX. Trusted that bike with my life which I find hard to do. So when it was stolen so was my passion for riding. But I'm slowly getting back into the game after realising that riding around is actually a great way to stay fit.

    1.) Where you are from? Gold Coast, Australia.
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Weekend warrior at the moment.
    3.) How many bikes you own? I own 6 bikes at the moment, 4 I'm keeping to use, 1 I'm fixing up for a friend and the last is a POS for parts.
    -Specialized HT MTB (unsure of model or year), currently my commuter
    -Easton BMX (unsure of model or year), just for learning tricks and stuff
    -Apollo road bike (unsure of model or year), going to be a resto project
    -An old beach cruiser, no idea of make or model or year as I'm only new to these cruisers. But damn it looks cool! I will post pics up as soon as I give them all a bit of a clean, hopefully someone might be able to help identify the models I have.
    4.) How long have you been riding? On and off for about 14 years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I shall start to frequent this site as well as Australian Cycling Forums. And any others that might be worth a looksie.

    Cheers!

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    Hi, I'm a newbie here...

    1.) Namron, from Macau,China
    2.) all mtn/trail rider
    3.) currently own a Cannondale Killer V900 since 1994
    4.) I am jus a weekend warrior and riding aggresively on the trail every saturday morning

    Planning to upgrade my bike.......

    Thanks

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    Hey all, new to the sight !

    47 YO fanatic from Murrieta. I'm pretty fit, and would classify my self advanced intermediate.

    Looking to find riding buds, and talk about bikes. I also regularly buy, build and or flip bikes and components so I may do some buying and selling here to.

    Gonna go post my ride(s) in one of the other forums now.

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    DOPE !!!!!

    Posted a new member thread 30 seconds before I read this.

    The shame, the shame..........

    Yeah, so, ummm (cough)

    Hey all, new to the sight !

    47 YO fanatic from Murrieta. I'm pretty fit, and would classify my self advanced intermediate.

    Looking to find riding buds, and talk about bikes. I also regularly buy, build and or flip bikes and components so I may do some buying and selling here to.

    Gonna go post my ride(s) in one of the other forums now.

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    1.) Where you are from? Toronto Canada
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Daily experienced'ish rider
    3.) How many bikes you own? 4
    4.) How long have you been riding? since 93
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Pinkbike and such

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    1.) Where you are from? Arizona
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? All mountain, im really rough on my bikes, and im sure my bikes will like the downhill im doing soon :P
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    Jamis Dakar comp 28 pounds
    Haro extreme x2 35.7 pounds

    4.) How long have you been riding? Small rides like once a month since I was 5, but I really got into it once I bought my Jamis, so 2 times a week
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Pink bike, and MTBR jest didn't make a account till recently

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    Noob here.

    I'm from Riverside, California. I recently started riding again after taking about a 15 year hiatus. Been trying to ride every weekend up until last weekend. Took a spill while out riding last weekend. Now I'm on the couch nursing a broken clavicle and 5 broken ribs. Hope to be back on the bike in 5 or 6 weeks.

    I currently own 2 MTB

    2011 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29'er
    1995 Diamond Back V-link 3.0 FS

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    Smile Hiya

    1.) Where you are from? Surrey BC
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 1, '09 Jamis Dragon Comp, recently purchased from my LBS
    4.) How long have you been riding? getting back into riding after many years
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? here

    once I have posted 9 more times, I will post pictures of the bike.

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    Hello

    I live in Tacoma WA. I have been looking into getting a 29er. I'm 6'3. I have been riding for years but don't currently own a bike due to deployments and knee surgery. I would like as much advice on what 29er to look at. I'm looking for something around 600 and a hardtail. Thank you for any advice you could give an old soldier.

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    Greetings

    I am from coastal Maine and am now living in Washington.
    I am an all mountain rider when I am not racing XC as an expert.
    3 bikes -- SC Blur, Felt F4, and GT DHi
    Been riding consistently 17 years.
    I'm not much of a forum dude, though when traveling I look up trials on this site. To my dismay, most posts are out of date. I decided I should contribute to the MTB community by sharing trail knowledge since I travel frequently and ride all over N. America.
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    Hi, my name is Steve and I live in the SF bay area.

    I am getting back into riding after an 8 year hiatus from racing. I have a new 2010 stumpjumper expert carbon with a few upgrades that I ride a couple times a week, and a steelman road bike for cruising around on.

    I look forward to meeting some great people on the forum and getting some advice as well.

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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share) - In Phoenix
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...) - Beginner all mtn.Trails
    3.) How many bikes you own? - One
    4.) How long have you been riding? - Since March or so
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites) - Pretty much this one is all I found. I use mtbr for the reviews all the time and how I found the forum

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    I forgot to check-in when I first posted over 10 years ago. Is it too late?
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    1.) Where you are from? Tallahassee, Florida
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2, specialized Hardrock, Jamis Lightfoot commuter bike
    4.) How long have you been riding? less that 1 year
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? I just hit "New Post."

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    Hello from South Jersey

    1.) Where you are from? Millville, NJ (southern part of the state)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Pre-Complete Beginner
    3.) How many bikes you own? one, Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc
    4.) How long have you been riding? I haven't. I bought the bike this afternoon, came home, had to run out to a function. A buddy of mine is picking me up tomorrow morning for my first ride.
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Well, since this is the first post I have ever made on a bike forum, I guess this one.

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    Hi guys I'm from Leavenworth KS. I just started riding a few months ago. I was riding a Trek 4300 but am now riding a Gary Fisher Rig which feels like a huge improvement. I am starting to get into xc racing, have only done one race so far, none on the new bike yet. I need to get my five posts in so i can start making threads and asking questions.

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    Hello.

    I'm from Scottsboro, Alabama. I just bought my first bike yesterday, a used Trek 820 ST with a 16" frame. Now, the wife and kids want in, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible.

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    Just joined the forum.

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    Brad from Crossett Arkansas.
    I enjoy trail or anywhere else i can ride.
    I haved a Cannondale F300
    I have been riding bikes all my life. Got caught up in the freestyle thing in the late 80s early 90s. Got the Cannondale in 96 and rode it alot around town. Decided to pick it back up a few months ago and start riding again.

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    I have a pink cruiser with glittery tassels
    I currently ride the 'happy trail'
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    So FL rider

    1.) Miami, FL - currently using South Florida trails...
    2.) Beginner, mtn/trail, and 29er rider
    3.) one bike for me, 2012 Giant Talon 29er 0
    4.) i've been riding for about 4 months at this point...
    5.) this is my first forum visited for mountain biking...
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    1.) Where you are from? (as specific as you care to share)
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? (ex: beginner, weekend warrior, all mtn/trail rider, XC racer, downhiller, singlespeeder, 29er rider, etc...)
    3.) How many bikes you own?
    4.) How long have you been riding?
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? (either here or on other sites)

    1. Rural Maine, near the mountains
    2. Beginner-intermediate. I have excellent endurance, but I need work on single track.
    3. 2. I road bike, one mountain bike. I don't use the road bike much.
    4. 2 years, but not consistently.
    5. I have been frequenting running times forums most frequently. My primary sport in ultramarathon running, but I am out of commission right now due to a IT band issue. So I'm planning mountain bike races instead.

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    1.) Where you are from? Chattanooga
    2.) What kind of rider do you consider yourself? Whatever trails are around
    3.) How many bikes you own? 2
    4.) How long have you been riding? Since I could walk
    5.) What forums do you frequent most? Just trying to learn from it all right now

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    Hello All!

    Been lurking here for a few weeks. Decided to jump into the forum tonight. Truth is, I had a question to ask, but can't start a new thread until I post 5 times! So hello! LOL.

    I live in the Tampa area. Just getting into riding. Used to ride the heck out bmx bikes as a kid/teen. Now I'm ready to kick it up again at 38 years old!

    Cheers!

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